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Message from the BCO President

As the Burlington Chamber Orchestra prepares for our 2014/2015 season, we would like to welcome both returning friends and new faces to what is sure to be yet another superb season.

Those of you who have joined us in the past know what a special ensemble this is. We often discuss the connections weaving us together with the greater community – connections between teachers and students, family members, coworkers and past colleagues, donors, supporters, and friends. Just as this is an orchestra made up of longtime peers, the audience at any given concert is also filled with familiar and dear faces. This is a truly local professional ensemble on stage and the connections are evident in each performance. For those of you who might be new to this group, we can’t wait to meet you.

As a new season begins, we continue to focus on what makes us such a unique organization. Perhaps our most distinctive attribute is the fact that programming is completely musician directed. Every concert is programmed by orchestra committees to bring forward high quality chamber orchestra repertoire. Our Music for Minors program will continue to bring musicians into local schools so kids can learn about live classical music both in the classroom and then later in a recital hall. Music education is important for learners of all ages, and as we look towards our future we are brainstorming on how to grow deeper, more meaningful learning experiences with students of all levels and ages.

We have a full season ahead, and we are working hard to ensure a sustainable future. Without the help of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers we simply could not continue the work of this professional chamber orchestra. We are proud to be entering our 8th season, and see a strong future ahead full of more performances and educational opportunities. Thank you to everyone who supports us throughout the year. On behalf of the musicians and board, we invite you to join us as we embark on what is sure to be a wonderful 8th season.

Christina Brooker
Burlington Chamber Orchestra Board President